Distance Running

During a long, sweaty run, normal eating rules go out the window. Instead of protein and fiber, the body needs sugars—food that will quickly digest and send energy straight to your muscles. These snacks should help your running times and satisfy your sweet tooth!
Too much of a good thing can, well, not be so good. Here's how one of Greatist's very own was able to stop running away from her emotions and start learning to heal.
A New Yorker has broken the Guinness World Record for miles run on a treadmill, eating over 5,000 calories worth of (vegan) snacks in the process. Greatist sat down with the man himself to find out just how a vegan record breaker fuels his run.
Maickel Melamed completed the Chicago Marathon in last place despite having muscular dystrophy. Watch his truly inspirational finish.

For National Running Day, we've rounded up some truly awesome running content to help celebrate in speedy style.

We've all been there before, but let's just hope you're not one of these guys. Check out this hair-metal inspired montage of people sprinting to the train in slo-mo.

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For National Running Day, we've rounded up some truly awesome running content to help celebrate in speedy style.

What motivates Rick and Dick Hoyt to complete hundreds of races together, despite Rick's immobility? Inspiration. Dare you to watch this and not be completely and overwhelmingly moved.
Half-Marathon Training Guide
Whether it's your first or your 50th half-marathon, why not make it your best race yet? Get everything you need to know about training, fueling, and running right in this ultimate training guide.

Less is more, but does that apply to running too? Find out if logging all those miles does more harm than help.

We've all been there before, but let's just hope you're not one of these guys. Check out this hair-metal inspired montage of people sprinting to the train in slo-mo.

The New York City Marathon runs on funding from financial services conglomerate ING, which became a sponsor in 2003.

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